Autonomous, electric eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus successfully completes first full-scale test flight: Vahana
Green Car Congress
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
Vahana , the all-electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed on 31 January 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon. Its first flight, with a duration of 53 seconds, was fully self-piloted and the vehicle completed a second flight the following day. Vahana is a project developed at A³, the Silicon Valley outpost of Airbus.